Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

Museum At FIT: Isabel Toledo July 17, 2009

Note: Best known for her inaugural day suit on display at this show, Isabel Toledo is a designer’s designer. Read more about her show at FIT and her story here.

newtoledo1aIsabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out
June 17 through September 26, 2009

The Cuban-born fashion designer Isabel Toledo is often described as “a designer’s designer.” Although she is little known to the general public, her work is greatly admired by members of the fashion community. As the late fashion journalist Amy Spindler once wrote, “Only great designers can dispense with themes and theatrics and let the work speak instead. Ms. Toledo does just that, letting fashion itself be the theme.”  Learn more …

 

A Shaded View on Fashion June 29, 2009

shadedviewHere’s a new find: an edgy, insider’s fashion blog with goth-look leanings. Read “A Shaded View on Fashion.”

 

Le la Moda relaunches with interview with Litter it girls June 25, 2009

litterAfter a long process le la Moda is finally up and working in a brand new layout. You have to check it out for your daily dose of unique fashion, beauty, product reviews and relationships. See it here.

For their launch feature, two sisters with an all American individual style were chosen as style mavens. They are the designers of Litter, Rachel & Mackanzie Mann. Read the interview with them and check out their chain creations. Click here.

P.S. Le la Moda is still looking for guest bloggers/writers. If you are interested email info@lelamoda.com. The current guest blogger lineup includes: beauty/makeup experts; fashion-obsessed readers and professionals; industry experts to share their opinions; boy’s point of view on relationships. Write le la moda here.

 

It’s nineteen74 all over again June 13, 2009

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27WorldTour_AW_01Check out this latest newsletter from nineteen74. It’s chock full of chic folks from all over the globe.

http://www.nineteen74.com/newsletter/27/

 

Passementeries June 10, 2009

passTonight in my embellishment class, we learned passementerie, and I thought I might try to find a nice passementerie video to post, but instead stumbled across Athena’s Parisian twin: an academic girl living in Paris thinking about style, interiors and culture. If that doesn’t just sum Athena up in a nutshell. And wouldn’t you know she named her blog Passementerie. Read more about this new fab Athena friend here.

 

litter sf: Saucy body jewelry June 9, 2009

yhst-38159722918324_2058_2744928For bedecking and bedazzling yourself, there’s nothing more glittery than the jewelry from litter sf. These gals have jewelry for the shoes, body, head and ears. It’s downright saucy. See littersf jewelry here (but beware, they’ve been so popular, they’re selling out).

 

Fashion warriors: Funksauce Vintage and Retro June 7, 2009

I’m from St. Louis and I may never have left if Funksauce Vintage and Retro had been around. While St. Louis may not be the easiest place for fashionistas to thrive, it is the bomb when it comes to untapped vintage sources. Fortunately you don’t have to live there to buy from Funksauce. And they also have a new Funksauce blog. Read on to learn more about these brave, adorable lads carrying out a tough fashion mission just west of the Mississippi:
funksaucefunksauce.com is the endeavor of two brothers, David and Chris, whose fashion sense has been living right around the 70’s for the last several years. We grew up in a small town in southern-central Missouri, population 722, a place where fashion as a whole is generally not a huge concern. But we love being different, we love some of the styles from previous decades, and with today’s environmental issues, we’re excited about the fact that we have the opportunity to recycle clothing! We can’t help but try to spread our appreciation for vintage and retro clothing to others. We choose clothing that catches our interest, so you should be able to get a sense of our tastes as you get to know us better. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experiences with us even better.

funksauce.com is a one-stop, virtual shop for all your vintage and retro clothing needs. Every article of clothing offered for sale on our website was personally selected, measured, photographed, and cried on by either Chris or David Thomson…you couldn’t possibly want for more! But there IS more! In addition to the peace of mind you will have knowing that the clothes you are viewing on the site were hand-picked by the Midwest’s finest fashion gurus, we also offer free shipping on all orders within the United States, all the time!

We would greatly appreciate it if you’d peruse our website, offer suggestions/feedback on what you see (clothing and/or website design), place an order if anything strikes your fancy, or even just submit your email address at the bottom of the homepage to receive emails. Also, we would be extremely grateful if you could help us spread the word by forwarding our website and facebook page to your friends, family and acquaintances. What else could you do to help us get the word out? We thought you’d never ask. Here are a few ideas:

· Bring up funksauce.com at the water cooler with co-workers
· Buy a funksauce.com t-shirt on our website and make that your “casual Friday” wear—every Friday
· If you see someone wearing a cool outfit, tell them that their clothes are “totally funksauce”
· Stand on street corners and hand out flyers and tootsie rolls after work and on weekends
· Have the funksauce logo painted on the side of your car or tattooed on your shoulder or neck.

Your support in this business venture will be a key ingredient to our success … so let’s work together to put the FUNK back into fashion! Fine fashions of decades past are simply one click away:

*Please visit our website and sign up to become a member!

http://www.funksauce.com

Sincerely yours,

Chris Thomson & David Thomson

Funkmasters

Contact Info

Email:
Website:
Office:
St. Louis, MO ~ Funkytown
 

CraftStylish.com takes a bow, sort of June 4, 2009

craftstylishI was the launch editor of CraftStylish.com, back when I was chief editor of Threads, and the team that was brought together at that time were some of the hottest crafters around the country. Although I left shortly after launch (due to an insane 4-hour daily commute), this team carried on and they were nothing short of brilliant in their hard work and consistent delivery of great projects and crafting tips. Now, sadly, the economy has dimmed this bright light in the crafting industry, and last week all of the contributing bloggers were taken off the payroll. The site will continue with user-generated content, but I just want to give a moment of glory and recognition to the team that took crafting prime-time online. They’ll be much missed. Each of the contributors gives a graceful adieu on the blog this week that will bring a tear to any ardent crafter’s eye. Learn more about changes at CraftStylish.com here.

 

Melbourne crafter/author Pip Lincolne: Meet Me at Mike’s May 23, 2009

mikesAustralian crafter and author Pip Lincolne has a great little shop in Melbourne and the blog and web site to prove it. It’s all called “Meet Me at Mike’s,” even the book. If Athena lived in Melbourne, she’d definitely want a friend like Pip. See more.

 

Schon! magazine: Desperately seeking fashionable contributors April 28, 2009

schonAs some of you may already know, Schön! magazine is scouting for young creative people to contribute; from fashion designers, modelling agencies, stylists [fashion, hair and make-up] to photographers, graphic designers, illustrators and journalists. So, if you think you got what it takes, please create a FREE profile on http://www.nineteen74.com, join the project “ Schön! magazine”, read the instructions and send copies of your relevant work. Kind and Schön!